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Demo: Retail India Nokia 808 PureView Unit – Shot On A PureView 808

At the official launch of the PureView 808 in India, I spent some time with the retail unit of the PureView 808 and filmed a demo looking at some camera specific apps like ColorizIT and Silent Film Director that Nokia is bundling with the phone, and the Camera Lover Pack that will be a free download from the Nokia Store.

Demo: Retail India Nokia 808 PureView Unit - Shot On A PureView 808

The PureView 808 is already on sale across in India, Nokia’s online store lists it at Rs. 33,899 but if you walk up to your local Nokia Store, you should be able to get it for about or a little less that 33,000 INR.

Since this video demo has been shot on a PureView 808, you should get an idea of its video capture abilities as well. The video was shot in a large hall which had a lot of background noise, and I wasn’t sure how clearly would you be able to hear me in the video. However, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality with which the 808 was able to capture sound. A lot of phones can do 1080p video, but no one does it with the full frame and with audio capture that comes to the PureView.

I also take a quick look at the camera specific apps that Nokia will be pre-loading or offering for free via the Nokia Store.

ColorizIT lets you take a photo and strip away the colours, and then selectively add colour to one portion of the image, if done right, it lets you create some excellent pictures.

Demo: Retail India Nokia 808 PureView Unit - Shot On A PureView 808

Here’s an example.

Demo: Retail India Nokia 808 PureView Unit - Shot On A PureView 808

Next is an app that will be available as a free download from the Nokia Store, Camera Lover Pack. It features the ability to take panoramas, and use some other funky camera effects.

Demo: Retail India Nokia 808 PureView Unit - Shot On A PureView 808

The last is Silent Film Director, it lets you add filters in real time while shooting video. So you can make the video look like a ’70 movies, a ’20’s film, a black and white clip and so on. You can even increase the speed on the clip, and add some background music. A pretty fun app, and the best part is that it can work with 720p video.

Demo: Retail India Nokia 808 PureView Unit - Shot On A PureView 808

If you can’t see the video above, find the 1080p sample on YouTube here.

Nokia PureView 808 Goes On Sale In India For Rs. 33,899

Its been a long time coming, but the 41 megapixel touting super cameraphone from Nokia is finally on sale across India. The device is arriving at Nokia Priority Stores in the country today, and you should also be able to get yours from Nokia’s online store. As always the price across the country will slightly vary depending on which Nokia Priority Store you go to, but the figure I’m being quoted is closer to the Rs. 33,000 mark.

You can place your order at Nokia’s official store for Rs. 33,899, while the MRP of the device seems to be Rs, 34,999. The device is listed as out of stock right now, but that should change very soon. The official India launch of the 808 PureView happened today in Delhi, and I will bring you more from it in a few hours.

The 808 PureView lets you take absolutely incredible photos, with the ability to zoom in without losing quality. You can choose to shoot in full resolution (38 Megapixels in 4:3 mode and 34 Megapixels in the 16:9 mode) and the 5 Megapixel automatic mode, where the photos are oversampled to render fine detail. The PureView 808 takes really excellent video as well.

To top it all, it features extensive manual controls for people who like to do more with their devices.